In recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11, The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department has issued a press release thanking all veterans for their service – including the following deputies:

DEPUTY LEE GOEDKEN:
Served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Infantry for four years. Deployed overseas numerous times including combat action in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

DEPUTY ANDY HAGEMAN:
Served in the Army Reserve 322nd Engineer Company out of Decorah for six years. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.

DEPUTY MIKE FOLAND:
Served in the U.S. Navy for eight years. Deployed on two Mediterranean cruises, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Operation Provide Comfort during the Gulf War.

DEPUTY BYRON HOOK:
Served in the Army Reserve as a Staff Sergeant for 13 years. Deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the Decorah Unit and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with the Decorah Unit.

DEPUTY DEANA TORGRIM:
Serving in the Army Reserve since 1992. Served 10 years active duty and is currently an instructor for the Army Reserve.

DEPUTY DAVID FROMM:
Served in the Army with the 43rd Combat Engineer Company out of Fort Carson, Colo., for five years. Deployed to Iraq in 2003 and again in 2005. During his second tour Fromm was shot and received the Purple Heart.

“We thank these fine Winneshiek County deputies and all of our veterans who have served and protected our country,” the statement concludes.